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  1. 1. Methylendioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
  2. 2. <ul><li>Street Names: Adam, XTC, E, X, Roll </li></ul><ul><li>Ecstasy is classified as a stimulant because it increases heart rate and blood pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>Ecstasy is mainly used at raves and clubs to allow the user to dance or do other activities for an extended period of time. </li></ul><ul><li>Ecstasy is sold in brands to distinguish quality and results. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Ecstasy is obtained at clubs and raves. It generally originates from Western Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually Ecstasy is taken orally in pill or tablet form. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Ecstasy produces an enhanced sense of self confidence and energy, and enhances the user’s mood. </li></ul><ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Nausea </li></ul><ul><li>Increases in heart rate </li></ul><ul><li>Involuntary teeth clenching </li></ul><ul><li>Sever dehydration, exhaustion, and hypothermia. (from dancing) </li></ul><ul><li>Repeated abuse of Ecstasy can lead to damaging the cells that create serotonin, which regulates mood, appetite, pain, learning and memory. </li></ul>Seizures
  5. 6. <ul><li>MDMA affects neurons that use Serotonin to “talk” to other neurons. </li></ul><ul><li>MDMA connects to the serotonin transporter, which removes serotonin from the synapse when the signal between neurons needs to end. </li></ul><ul><li>MDMA also causes over release of serotonin and has similar effects on neurons containing dopamine & norepinephrine. </li></ul><ul><li>Ecstasy relates a person to society by improving their self image. It makes them feel in harmony with other users and community members at the place they are on the drug. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>Paranoia </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep Problems </li></ul><ul><li>Confusion </li></ul>Treatable by psycho therapy
  7. 8. <ul><li>About 5.5% of 19-22 year-olds surveyed had used Ecstasy in the previous year. </li></ul><ul><li>Ecstasy-related emergency room incidents increased nationwide from 250 in 1994, to 637 in 1997, to 1,142 in 1998, to 2,850 in 1999. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2000, approximately 6.4 million people had tried Ecstasy at least once in their lifetime. This is more than the the estimated 5.1 million lifetime users in 1999. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Works Cited <ul><li>&quot;Ecstasy Addiction | Effects of Ecstasy | </li></ul><ul><li>Ecstasy Facts.&quot; Drug Abuse and Substance Abuse Information . 28 Mar. 2009 <http://www.drugfree.org/portal/drug_guide/Ecstasy> </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Ecstasy information.&quot; Drug Rehab Addiction Treatment Alcohol Rehabilitation . 28 Mar. 2009 <http://www.usnodrugs.com/ecstasy.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Ecstasy Statistics.&quot; Ecstasy presented by ecstasy. ws . 28 Mar. 2009 <http://www.ecstasy.ws/e-statistics.htm>. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Works Cited Continued <ul><li>“ NIDA InfoFacts: MDMA (Ecstasy&quot; National Institute on Drug Abuse . 28 Mar. 2009 <http://www.nida.nih.gov/InfoFacts/ecstasy.html> </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Ecstasy.&quot; Partnership for a Drug-Free America . 28 Mar. 2009 <http://www.drugfree.org/Portal/drug_guide/Ecstasy>. </li></ul>